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Muharram From Occupied Kashmir: The Way Of Imam Hussein (A.S.) Is The Way To Azadi

by Jonathan Azaziah

We mourn this month for Imam Hussein and the Karbala 72, the peace, blessings and mercy of ALLAH (SWT) be upon them for eternity, recalling tragic heroes like Abdullah ibn Omayr Abou Wahab al-Kalbi, the Christian-turned-Muslim who was dismembered and beheaded after single-handedly killing dozens of Yazid’s (L.A.) mercenaries; Habib ibn Madhahir al-Assadi, the elderly warrior who led the Imam’s (A.S.) left flank and stayed by his side until martyrdom; Zuhayr ibn Qayn al-Bajali, a man who at first didn’t even want to speak to Aba Abdallah (A.S.), then wound up one of his fiercest defenders and the leader of his left flank as he divorced his own wife to fight with him on the Iraqi plains before being speared to death by Shimr’s (L.A.) savages; and many, many others. Continue reading Muharram From Occupied Kashmir: The Way Of Imam Hussein (A.S.) Is The Way To Azadi

Zaria Is Karbala: Sheikh Zakzaky, Now Unjustly Imprisoned For 33 Months, Embodies The Spirit Of Muharram

by Jonathan Azaziah

It is fitting that holy and somber Muharram comes just as we hit month 33–it is beyond an abomination of humanity that it has gone on this long–of Sheikh Ibrahim Yaqoub al-Zakzaky’s unjust and entirely punitive imprisonment by the Nigerian ZOG. Along with thirsty and besieged Yemen and Gaza, there isn’t a place in the world that so similarly resembles Karbala on Ashoura more than the Nigerian Shi’a heartland of Zaria and there is no man whose sacrifices are so closely akin to those of Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) than the Islamic Movement of Nigeria’s saintly leader. When we flashback to the Nigerian military’s savage and psychopathic attack against the innocents of the Husseiniyyah Baqiyatullah on December 12th-14th, 2015, in which over 1,000 Nigerian Shi’a were slaughtered, the 10th of Muharram in the year 680 becomes as vivid as if it was happening again right here… Right now… Right in front of your face. Continue reading Zaria Is Karbala: Sheikh Zakzaky, Now Unjustly Imprisoned For 33 Months, Embodies The Spirit Of Muharram

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s Muharram Tears Are Worth More Than Every Zio-NATO-GCC Fortune In The World

by Jonathan Azaziah

During the first ten days of Muharram, I’ve learned over the years that Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s lectures aren’t really meant to be commented on. There’s too much knowledge, wisdom and Husseini luminosity to break down into an analysis that may only tackle a handful of gems when what he brings is akin to every rare mineral mine on earth combined. Watch for yourself. Listen. Listen again. Then listen once more. And learn. So no, this isn’t an overview. It’s just an observation. Seeing the Liberator of Lebanon overwhelmed with emotion and bursting into tears while talking about the events of Ashoura and the agony endured by Imam Hussein (A.S.) and his partisans… was moving on an indescribable level as we’ve never seen him quite like this before.

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With Muharram Upon Us, We Recall Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) Thirst And We Fight For Gaza And Yemen

by Jonathan Azaziah

Muharram, the Islamic calendar’s pinnacle of heartbreak, is upon us. Its first ten days, culminating on Ashoura–when the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s (S.A.W.W.) grandson Imam Hussein (A.S.) was butchered and beheaded by the bloodthirsty, psychopathic tyrant Yazid’s (L.A.) accursed mercenary Shimr (L.A.) on the sands of Karbala in 680 A.D.–are the most excruciating of all. There are many a story to be told about what took place on Iraq’s bloodied southern battlefields 1,338 years ago.

From the brave ones like Jawn Ibn Huway’s (A.S.) angelic cries of poetry amidst the fight along with Abis ibn Shabib al-Shakiri (A.S.) taking off his armor and confronting the traitors of Kufa head on… To the melancholy ones like Ali Asghar’s (A.S.) tiny body being pierced with an arrow as well as the unspeakable repression of Lady Zaynab (A.S.) in the aftermath of the slaughter. But in this current climate, one that stands out in a rather massive way is Imam Hussein (A.S.) dying thirsty. That Yazid (L.A.) allowed the Chief of the Youth of Paradise (A.S.)–who Muhammad al-Moustafa (S.A.W.W.) loved like his very own son and who said of him, “Whoever loves Hussein loves me, whoever is against Hussein is against me”–to be denied water, shows you how malevolent, despotic and rotten at the core he was. Continue reading With Muharram Upon Us, We Recall Imam Hussein’s (A.S.) Thirst And We Fight For Gaza And Yemen

Sayyed Hussein al-Houthi (R.A.) Of Yemen: A Mouqawamist Godsend Who We Commemorate With Pride On His 14th Martyrdom Anniversary

by Jonathan Azaziah

Sayyed Hussein Badreddine al-Houthi (R.A.) wasn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill individual. He wasn’t even your typical revolutionary. Nor your classical militant. Not your quintessential Islamic liberationist challenging this or that colonizer either. He was from an essence of such uniqueness, such angelic substance that he can only be classified, qualified and described as a godsend. Indeed, a blessing straight from the realm of most merciful mercies designed by Al-Mountaqim (SWT) and a gift that caused all of the heavens to smile a smile of incandescence upon Yemen. Continue reading Sayyed Hussein al-Houthi (R.A.) Of Yemen: A Mouqawamist Godsend Who We Commemorate With Pride On His 14th Martyrdom Anniversary

Did Mossad Disappear Lebanese-Iranian Hero Sayyed Moussa al-Sadr On This Day 40 Years Ago?

by Jonathan Azaziah

The Lebanese-Iranian revolutionary hero Sayyed Moussa al-Sadr wasn’t just the founder of the Lebanese Islamic Resistance that would later become Hizbullah. He wasn’t merely a Brobdingnagian intellect who was brilliant enough to go toe-to-toe with the world’s greatest minds, both Islamic and non-Islamic, in the fields of fiqh, comparative religious studies, philosophy and international relations, and dumbfound them. Al-Sadr was an institution. Such a giant, it was like he had his own orbit. With an imposing physical presence, commanding charisma, love of humanity and passionate commitment to resistance and liberation, he gave the Shi’a Muslims of Lebanon a voice for the first time in hundreds of years and laid the groundwork for them to exit the degradation and squalor they had lived in at the hands of colonialist-backed factions for the same amount of time–first the Ottomans then the French.

But the Lebanese Shi’a weren’t the only ones who adored him. Christians did too. So did many Sunnis along with many Druze. He was a towering, unifying figure that exuded a familial energy, seeing all Lebanese as branches of the same tree, at a volatile time when the “civil war” engineered by the usurping Zionist entity was ripping Lebanon and its people apart. Beyond just being a mystery that turns 40 years old today, his disappearance is the greatest tragedy relating to an individual in modern Arab-Islamic history–one which burns and breaks the hearts of all who know it. Continue reading Did Mossad Disappear Lebanese-Iranian Hero Sayyed Moussa al-Sadr On This Day 40 Years Ago?

Happy 58th Birthday To Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Our Guide, Our Pride and The Vanquisher Of The Zio-Tumor

by Jonathan Azaziah

Happy 58th Birthday to Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah! Our guide and our pride. The Liberator of Lebanon and the Babyfaced Brave of Bourj Hammoud. The truest and most righteous champion of the Moustazafeen. The purest and most relentless defender of the Palestinian cause. The father of the tremendous Shahid Sayyed Hadi (R.A.), and truly, the father of all who reject hegemony and resist oppression. The reflection of Imam Sayyed Ruhollah Khomeini (R.A.) and the brightest student of Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (R.A.) The Vanquisher of the Zio-Tumor and the Extinguisher of Takfirism. The Commander of Mouqawamah; the Leader of Moumana’a; and the ever-beaming essence of both. The son of Muhammad (S.A.W.W.), Ali (A.S.) and Hussein (A.S.); the living, breathing, fighting embodiment of their blood and spirit. Zulfiqar with a heartbeat. Mukhtar (R.A.) with a Lebanese accent. Islam’s torchbearer. And the hero of heroes not only to Lebanon and the Arab world along with the Islamicate but millions of righteous individuals with Mouqawamism in their auras who recognize Nasrallah as ***THE*** authority on how to tangle with the Empire and prevail. Continue reading Happy 58th Birthday To Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Our Guide, Our Pride and The Vanquisher Of The Zio-Tumor

If You Defend The Oppressed, Seek Islamic Unity And Stand With The Resistance Axis, Then Eid al-Ghadeer Is Your Day

by Jonathan Azaziah

Eid al-Ghadeer Mubarak to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Lebanese Islamic Resistance of Hizbullah. The people, army, government and President of the Syrian Arab Republic, especially the steadfast citizens of Al-Foua’a and Kefraya who are celebrating their first Eid al-Ghadeer in 3 years and 4 months since the Zio-Takfiri siege was lifted. The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units, chiefly Kata’ib Hizbullah and Harakat Hizbullah al-Nujaba. The Yemeni Islamic Resistance of Ansarullah. Pakistan’s Zaynabyoun. Afghanistan’s Fatemiyoun. And all free, independent, Godwary and Mouqawamistic-minded souls wherever they are in the world who adore Imam Ali (A.S.) with their everything and stand with those individuals, states and movements who reflect his love of justice in totality: The Axis of Resistance. Continue reading If You Defend The Oppressed, Seek Islamic Unity And Stand With The Resistance Axis, Then Eid al-Ghadeer Is Your Day

A Yemeni Tragedy In 3 Photos: Eid al-Adha Last Year, Saada School Bus Massacre, Eid al-Adha This Year

by Jonathan Azaziah

The heart can only take so much. And you’ll be hard-pressed to stop yours from breaking after reading the following and taking it in. This is Zayd Hussein Tayyeb. He’s an Ansarullahi medic from the holy city of Dahyan in Yemen’s Saada. He’s saved countless lives on the northern Yemeni front, both civilians and fighters. On the left he is pictured with his younger brother Yusuf and his three sons, Ahmed, Ali and Hassan on Eid al-Adha last year. A family united. A family intact. Although the criminal, barbaric war and siege brought upon the Yemeni nation by US-UK-‘Israeli’-backed Saudi Arabia raged all around them… They stayed together and found a way to observe Islam’s second holiest celebration.

Fast forward to the present when tragedy struck. That’s the middle photo. On August 9th, the monstrous, blood-drenched House of Saud bombed a school bus full of children in Dahyan as it passed through a market back to summer camp where Yemeni youths were learning and memorizing the Holy Qur’an. At least 51 children–most of them under 10–were slaughtered and more than 79 others were wounded in the massacre carried out by the Saudi “royals” with US-ZOG-provided armaments. As he had done so many times before, Mr. Tayyeb rushed to the scene minutes after the American-Saudi-Zionist crime to help recover the bodies of martyrs and assist with the injured in hopes of preventing anymore deaths. The carnage was mind-boggling. Little children beheaded, dismembered and lifeless everywhere. Bloody coloring books and backpacks scattered across the streets. Mr. Tayyeb combed through the wreckage looking for survivors and instead… Found his son. Dying inside but persevering nevertheless, he solemnly carried the child’s broken and battered frame to safety. Then he found his other son. Then his brother, who had been chaperoning the picnic the children departed from before the Wahhabi tyrants took their lives. That he had the strength not to shatter after finding his slaughtered kin and then also continue to help other devastated parents… is proof positive that chivalry is far from dead. Indeed, chivalry’s very essence is Yemeni. Continue reading A Yemeni Tragedy In 3 Photos: Eid al-Adha Last Year, Saada School Bus Massacre, Eid al-Adha This Year

We Have Eid al-Adha This Year Thanks To Imam al-Mahdi’s (A.S.) Men In Yemen, Lebanon, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq

by Jonathan Azaziah

Eid al-Adha Mubarak, Eid al-Adha Karim to all and a most unique set of tidings to Yemen’s righteous and resplendent defenders, Ansarullah; Lebanon’s brilliant and brave Men of God, Hizbullah; the unbreakable and unmovable soldiers of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps; the silent but strong and steadfast warriors of Pakistan’s Zaynabyoun; the unsung but undeterred heroes of Afghanistan’s Fatemiyoun; and Iraq’s glorious and gregarious guardians, the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU/Hashd al-Shaabi). On this Celebration of Sacrifice, we remember these Pillars of Resistance whose sacrifices are unlike anything we’ve witnessed in our lifetime, our parents’ lifetime, or even our ancestors’ lifetimes going back a good thousand years. Truly unparalleled indeed. Continue reading We Have Eid al-Adha This Year Thanks To Imam al-Mahdi’s (A.S.) Men In Yemen, Lebanon, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq